Amelia Mott Gummere papers
Scope and Contents
Other research and writing within the collection are Amelia Mott Gummere’s work on Quaker topics including material for several unpublished articles such as her notes on the origin and development of Quaker Discipline and “Quaker Meetings from the Social Side,” as well as correspondences related to Quaker customs, meetings, and research on both individuals and families. Gummere’s local history research materials include correspondence related to Burlington, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and William Penn. Also included are unpublished short stories for children, such as “Daniel Offley and Indian Music,” and her unpublished and illustrated version of The Book of Tobit.
Other miscellaneous documents contained within the collection include personal projects and papers such as a genealogical map of Abraham Lincoln’s family and some notes on Gummere’s own family.
An addition to the Amelia Mott Gummere papers (1681-1919) was donated in 1992, and includes a variety of materials related to Gummere’s research on Burlington, New Jersey (1681-1896), including primary source documents such as correspondence, legal documents, financial records, and a collection of coin imprints given to Hannah Logan from Isaac Browne. Materials related to Burlington also include a folder containing an article on Richard Smith who was a part of the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1776, as well as several newspaper clippings and other articles. There is also a binder containing a manuscript written by Richard F. Mott entitled "Hickory Grove, Burlington, N.J." The addition to this collection also contains some personal, family-related papers (1865-1919), including correspondence of Francis Gummere.
Additionally, many of these documents have supporting information via glass slides. Glass slides on John Woolman, George B. Wood, Henry Cadbury, and many others are included in this collection. Additionally, glass slides capturing important historical places around London and the east coast of the United States are contained in this collection.
- Majority of material found within 1899 - 1937
- Gummere, Amelia M. (Amelia Mott) (Person)
2.5 Linear Feet (5 document boxes)
The documents contained within the Burlington, New Jersey, series as well as the Personal papers series in Box 5 of the collection, were obtained through a gift by Francis Barton Gummere in May of 1992.
- Amelia Mott Gummere papers, 1681-1961
- Grace Thiele
- June 2014
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